After many comments discussing the process and merits of using music to think more deeply about a literary work, Gary Stager asked this question:
So, do you think one lesson from this experience might be that a good teacher can teach anything from anything else?The students had some interesting thoughts about that. Some of those thoughts touched on the subject of mathematics, including this comment:
In math, there is one answer and one answer only.That led me to ask a question about whether the students all agreed with that statement and asked them to think about a couple of "math" problems. Since then Gary chimed in briefly again about math, and Sylvia Martinez has stopped by a couple of times to add to the discussion, but the students have really done the bulk of the commenting.
I think it would be worth your time to read through the discussion (set aside some time, as there are currently 194 comments) and perhaps add a comment with your perspective on the various topics.